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Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    A thrilling sports biography

    This book was a fabulous read. It was very easy to read and very easy to get in to. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes reading sports biographies. This biography doesn't even compare to other sports biographies that I have read. I have read many great books but "Pistol" is the best. Kriegel is an incredible author. I highly recommend this book to anyone of all ages!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2007

    The Elvis of basketball

    ¿¿ like Elvis, he paid a terrible price, becoming a prisoner of his own fame.¿ Pistol is a book about Pete Maravich and how his father, Press, pushed his son into becoming an outstanding basketball player. This biography is about Press¿s life and how he grew up, about his high school and college and coaching days. Then as the book goes on, it starts talking about his son, Pete¿s life and how Press affected it. Pete was Press¿s pride and joy. He didn¿t care about anything besides Pete and his basketball career. Pete was a varsity player in eighth grade. Everyone came just to see Pete and his amazing moves on the court. After his father convinces him to go to LSU, (he would buy him a car) he becomes even more like a god. No one ever saw passes between the legs, and behind the back and it was very rare when they saw someone dunk it. His college years finally came to an end and he met the love of his life, Jackie, and he got drafted into the NBA. He was always on the run. Going everywhere with the team, but he never forgot about his family. Pete had two kids, Jaeson and Joshua. Pete was never going to force his kids to play ball, unless they wanted to. Pete¿s death had a massive effect on everyone, from his kids to his wife and everyone that knew him. His second son, Josh felt as though he had to walk on to LSU for his dad, and just like his dad, he played basketball there. Their last name had a lot of effect on their lives. They thought that just because he was Pete Maravich¿s son, people looked at them as good basketball players too. Jaeson and Josh did put up with a lot before and after their dad¿s death, because that last name `Maravich¿ got them everywhere, and they weren¿t proud of being their dad¿s sons. They wanted to be known as Jaeson Maravich, and Josh Maravich. They didn¿t want to be known as Pete Maravich¿s kids.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2007

    Genius work

    Mark Kriegel has done it again. First, it was 'Namath' and now 'Pistol.' He may be the best sports biographer of his time. Pistol is a fantastic book. I've read it twice already.

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  • Posted December 29, 2013

    Very Thorough and In-depth research.

    I enjoyed this bio very much! From his fathers childhood to his own children and their beginnings, this book covers all of the influences that made Pete Maravich who he was, one of the most gifted basketball players ever!

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    Must read for hoop fans

    If you watch hoop you have heard of Pistol Pete Maravich. This is as much a story of his father's life as it is his since the two were so intertwined. Watching our sports heros is so less complicated than learning of their lives and the struggles they endured. Pistol Pete's true motivation was so wrapped up in his father's expectations that the two cannot be separated and quantified individually. The way he played changed the game forever. When we watch Magic Johnson, Chris Paul or Rickey Rubio we know that all their moves have been done before, bigger, better and faster by the Pistol. Great story, well told.

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  • Posted December 20, 2013

    Glory and Sadness

    I was Pistol Pete's age and followed his career in the media. i had very little knowledge of his troubled youth and career. it's surprising how little we know about these icons during their heydays. it was sad for me to read about Pistol's troubles in college and in the NBA. I highly recommend this book for sport fans and especially for the fan who is interested in the man aside from his deeds reported in the box scores.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Very good book

    Enjoyed this book very much and learned quite a bit more than I ever knew about the Pistol....the author at times spent too much time on Petes father than he did Pete himself but it was well written and insightful nonetheless.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    Good, bad and ugly

    Great biography of the troubled times of Pistol Pete. A behind the scenes look at both the legend and painful life of the Pistol. Pete fights the demons of alcohol, a pushy dad and an alcoholic mom to have a Hall of Fame career. This is a sports bio you must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    Slam Dunk

    This was one of the best andmost honest sports stories that I have ever read. The detail of Pete's family (dad) was brilliantly portrayed in this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2007

    Pistol is a superb book

    Mark Kriegel have written a book about one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Pistol Pete Maravich, a troubled star who wanted to be the best basketball player who ever lived but one who put so much pressure on himself that his game often suffered. Kriegel meticulously documents the father-son relationship of love and conflict that made the 'Pistol' what he became - one of the most flamboyant players of all time. This is a great sports book and Kriegel is to be commended. Frank Scoblete: author of Golden Touch Dice Control Revolution! and Golden Touch Blackjack Revolution!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2007

    Amazing!!!

    I Loved this book, cover to cover. I wish I wasn't finished. I am the ultimate Pete Maravich Fan....this told me stuff I don't know. Wow, what a life Press had. After Namath I thought Kriegel couldn't get any better. 'Pistol' is a great read. LOVED IT!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2007

    Absolutely great book

    Kriegel's 'Pistol' is extremely well written and concise. He doesn't miss a detail. Great exploration and research. Press finally is made real, not a caricature. I cannot say enough about this book. I read it compulsively for two days.

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